• WordNet 3.6
    • n Madeira an amber dessert wine from the Madeira Islands
    • n Madeira an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands
    • n Madeira a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Madeira A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira. "A cup of Madeira , and a cold capon's leg."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Madeira A fine wine of the sherry class made in the island of Madeira. It acquires by age peculiar excellence of flavor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Madeira ma-dē′ra a rich wine of the sherry class produced in Madeira.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pg., the Island Madeira, properly, wood, fr. L. materia, stuff, wood. The island was so called because well wooded. See Matter


In literature:

As soon as the sauce is cooked, add the madeira, the pieces of game, and the peas or flageolets.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
They passed at a distance the Portuguese Isle of Madeira, lying like a cloud on the sea.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
The Purus communicates with the Madeira, proving the absence of rapids and of intervening mountains.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
Yes, John, I'll take a little of the Madeira, if you've any on hand.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
The wind continued favorable until they had passed Madeira, which was seen like a cloud on the port side.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
They next sailed to Madeira, where Gow presented the Governor with a box of Scotch herrings.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
That is no uncommon age for Madeira.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
And yet (the Major poured out a glass of the green-sealed Madeira) this life was good and desirable.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Lord Eskdale resumed his seat, and took another half-glass of Madeira.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
Sit down, young gentleman, you shall have a glass of Madeira, and the best I have.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow

In poetry:

'Ah — the supper is just ready,'
Then he said,
'And the years' — long binned Madeira
Flashes red!'
(There was no wine, no food, no supper-table spread.)
"The Re-Enactment" by Thomas Hardy
And FRED (entitled to all things there)
He took the fever from MR. VOLLAIRE,
Which killed poor FREDERICK WEST. Meanwhile
VOLLAIRE sailed off to Madeira's isle.
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A medical man to his bedside came.
(I can't remember that doctor's name),
And said, "You'll die in a very short while
If you don't set sail for Madeira's isle."
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Go to Madeira? goodness me!
I haven't the money to pay your fee!"
"Then, PALEY VOLLAIRE," said the leech, "good bye;
I'll come no more, for your're sure to die."
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Did he choose Madeira .
Attorney for Madeira Beach gets dismissed.
Just this once, minority rules in Madeira Beach.
LANDING on Madeira would be "fairly firm -- a positive arrival," our pilot warned.
Mike Madeira surprised me when I saw him recently.
Tri-State high school football Game of the Week: Madeira at Indian Hill.
Man shot in neck walks more than a mile to Madeira .
200g good Madeira cake, lemon or plain sponge, cut into cubes.
Sixteen-night crossing from Fort Lauderdale to Genoa, calling at Nassau, Tortola, St Martin, Antigua, Madeira and Barcelona.
In this photo taken Oct 30, 2012, waves crash against the wall of the recently built and yet to be used Lugar de Baixo Marina in Ponta de Sol, in the Portuguese island of Madeira.
A bicyclist made a shocking discovery early Wednesday morning in Madeira.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Madeira Police responded.
That's according to Mayor Rick Brasington, who said Madeira City Council has agreed to make a final decision at its Monday, Dec 10, meeting on how to proceed with the project.
Madeira Beach residents back city center .
Due to the improvement in functionality of the MSCs and the change in their dimensions, new wooden storage boxes have been designed to accommodate Madeira's Mini Snap Cones .

In science:

The first author was supported by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). J.L.S acknowledges financial support of CITMA (Centro de Ciˆencias e Tecnologia da Madeira).
Generalized Appell Systems